Gov. Jay Inslee made it tougher for teens and young adults to smoke on Friday, signing “Tobacco 21” legislation raising the age to legally buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21 alongside leaders from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a magic food you could eat to prevent cancer? It turns out that this is not necessarily pie-in-the-sky thinking. In fact, healthy eating plays a significant role in cancer prevention, which is why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers nutrition visits at no charge to its patients. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) estimates that 1 in 4 Americans will develop cancer in their lifetime. A minority of those cancers are spurred by genetics. But lifestyle and environmental factors also contribute, which is why good nutrition and weight control can help lower risk.